Hope to New Hope
200K Brevet

Saturday 1 January 2022
07:00 EST Start Time

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Hope to New Hope 200K Brevet

Saturday 1 January 2022
07:00 EST Start Time

There are special proceedures and restrictions on this event because of the COVID-19 safety plan. Riders must

  • Bring a completed and signed  brevet waiver to the start. Riders should have this completed  ahead of time.
  • Bring a facemask to the start and wear it for registration and the rider's briefing.
  • Bring your own pencil or pen for completing info controle questions and signing brevet cards.

Please do not forget to bring these items. It would also be good to have food, water in an insulated container, and a thermos of hot beverage in your car as you will be passing your car at the 100K point. Be alert for other announcements and instructions.  The full set of restrictions and procedures are described in the PA Rando Blog. Please check often for updates.


Start Location

Pohatcong Plaza Wawa

1300 US-22
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

WawaWe will gather for the start behind the Wawa #8313, next to the WalMart that's part of Pohatcong Plaza in Phillipsburg NJ. This in one of several shopping centers clustered around the US22 / I-78 Intersection. The Wawa is open 24 hours and has bathrooms inside. The finish control at Frank's Tratoria is a short distance across the shopping center.


Park in the large lot between the Wawa and the WalMart.


Traveling far? Overnight accommodations are available at the low cost America's Value Inn, and other hotels near Phillipsburg
Make your own reservations by calling the hotel directly.


FranksThe finish gathering place is Franks Trattoria Italian restaurant located between the Stop-n-Shop and the Regal movie theater in Pohatcong Plaza. It's a short ride back to the Wawa from there.


This event needs volunteers for the following jobs:

Contact Organizer to Volunteer.

Ride Description

Early StartOur traditional Hope to New Hope course, with a midpoint start/finish so you can return to your car mid-ride for re-supply. To mitigate the difficulties of winter road conditions, this course mostly traverses primary roads with wide shoulders.  Nevertheless, riders should be prepared for extreme low temperatures and the possibility of ice, snow and extra debris on the roadways.

An added benefit is that PA Randonneurs members with current memberships ride for free, so time to renew or join up to take advantage of this free event.

Starting from the large parking lot between the Wawa and the WalMart in Phillipsburg near the intersection of US22 and I-78, we head north up the Rt 519 corridor, over the Harmony ridge, on to Hope. Shortly past Hope  we reverse direction (don't wan't to get too far beyond Hope). We then return through Belvidere to Stewartsville and your parked car (for replenishment without needing to enter a convenience store).   Consider stocking your car with food, water protected from freezing, and possibly a thermos of a hot beverage. Extra hand warmers, dry gloves and clothes are also good to have in your car.

In the second half of the brevet we follow the Delaware River down through Riegelsville, Milford, Frenchtown,  Stockton, Lambertville, and at last we find New Hope. This marks the southern extent of the course.  We then retrace our path back to the finish.


Course History

Course Record 2021-01-02: Christopher Maglieri (08:05, 24.7 kph)

General Info

This ride is a randonneur style bicycle event under the sanction of Randonneurs USA. Completing this event can help you train for Paris-Brest-Paris and earn RUSA  awards.

First time riding with PA Randonneurs? Read an overview of what to expect on your first PA brevet. All participants are obliged to follow the rules for riders as well as local vehicle laws (PA, NJ, NY). Safety is a primary concern. All riders must sign a waiver. Please read these Safety Instructions.

These events are not for beginners.  The courses are hilly. You may face extremes of weather: heat, cold, wind, rain. There will be night riding in the longer events.   Complete several ordinary century cycling events before starting a 200K brevet;  complete several 200Ks before starting a longer brevet.


For Club Members: $0 FREE!
For Guests: $25
Pre-payment only. Day-of-event payment is not available for this event.


This brevet is FREE to PA Rando members. Pay $30 now to renew your membership dues and ride "free". If you don't want to join, the price is $25, so why not pay the extra five bucks to join now? With PA Rando membership you receive a $10 members discount for our events all year. Your dues help support randonneuring in PA, and you break even quickly if you ride some events with us.

Pre-registration required.
Registration closes 23:59 EST, Wednesday 29 December

Register On-Line


06:00 Sign-in, Bike Inspection
06:50 Rider meeting
07:00 EST Riders depart


Finish Cutoff: 20:30 EST 1 January 2022 (13.5 hrs)

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 07:24
Sunset: 16:44

The hours for this event extend beyond daytime. Riding at night without appropriate reflective gear and lights will result in an immediate disqualification. See the rules Article 10 for requirements. See the reflectivity guide for best practices.


Weather forecast for start location: Phillipsburg, NJ.

This event runs rain or shine. Rides are sometimes postponed or canceled if there is a significant chance of extreme conditions that threaten safety (e.g. ice, snow, high winds). Check the message board for last minute announcements.

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